gah! I hate the new string syntax

Sean 'Shaleh' Perry shaleh at
Fri Mar 2 23:34:29 CET 2001

On 02-Mar-2001 Magnus Lie Hetland wrote:
> "Sean 'Shaleh' Perry" <shaleh at> wrote in message
> news:mailman.983551204.27573.python-list at
> [...]
>> The point of all of this was 'join' especially,
>> but a few of the others (it
>> brother split) make for really ugly code.
>> " ".split(list) is another I have seen recently.
> What does *this* mean, then? (AFAIK it isn't valid
> Python unless list is a character...)

it was a snippet of code I saw somewhere.  It turns out the person has it
backwards (thankfully).

The actual code would be:

s = 'This is a string'
s.split(" ")

which makes some amount of sense, although I still like the string module
version better.

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